Welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Alfonso the Tortoise: A Royal Tortoise Tale by Susan Moffat.
About the Book: Alfonso the Tortoise: A Royal Tortoise Tale – is a beautiful illustrated children’s book by Susan Moffat.
Alfonso the Tortoise teaches children about solving problems and the importance of friendship. Perfect for bedtime or for older children to read to themselves.
This is a story of a very special tortoise who lives in the Land of Garden, far away from his royal home.
Meet Alfonso the tortoise. A Prince who left home to make new friends. The Royal family is now very cross with Alfonso. Find out how he can start to make things right with his Mummy and Daddy… the King and Queen of the animal kingdom.
Used to the easy life, discover how Alfonso tries to solve the problem of his very rumbly tummy.
Join Willie the worm, Jeremy the bird and the rest of the gang in the first book in the Royal Tortoise Tale series. A series of books that will reveal the secret world of the animal kingdom.
Fully illustrated by author Susan Moffat.
My Review: I can honestly say my inner child loves to come out and play. Usually, it’s done as a way of messing with my friends with puns, wiseguy remarks, and so on, but I also love cartoons and children’s story books from time to time.
The story is a simple and enjoyable little adventure with a plot I found entertaining and that’ll keep children hooked as they follow Alfonso in his search for food and trying to find forgiveness from his parents, the King and Queen.
My favorite part is the illustrations. While simple in design, they’re full of color and their cuteness matches the story perfectly. It was fun to look at each image and I even chuckled at some of them. They balanced the story and really brought the story alive.